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for. >> reporter: and looking for help, with no idea where to even begin. 77-year-old les is using a shopping cart to get around because he fled without his walker. >> just so hot. >> reporter: and you lived in that home how long? >> 53 years. >> reporter: the pipeline is about as old as this neighborhood, but investigators still don't know why it blew. and why search teams are in there right now looking for more possible victims, investigators from the ntsb are on scene to try to determine exactly what went wrong. diane? >> neal, as you know, that gas pipe was enormous, we're talking 30 inches in diameter and buried three feet under ground. the utility company, pacific gas and electric, says it is still too hot to get close. but as we said, neighbors say they knew something was wrong. mike von fremd has that part of the story. >> reporter: investigators won't know what caused this disaster until it is safe to approach the site of the blast. >> we have yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. >> reporter: here's what
hit very hard by the storm, as you know this is not a part of the world where they're used to tornadoes which has so many scratching their heads tonight. >> oh, my god. this is crazy. >> reporter: in a metropolitan area, saturated with smartphone captured from so many angles including these pictures which window. >> am i really in jersey? >> reporter: this storm which brought high winds and lightning strikes did an enormous amount of damage in only about 15 minutes. shutting down the nation's largest commuter rail line, delaying more than 300 flights and knocking down more than a thousand trees. one woman was killed when a tree fell on her parked car right after she traded seats with her husband who survived. >> i keep thinking about is this happens. >> reporter: it spawned tornadoes and softball-size hail by thursday before barreling extreme weather all over the planet. in the u.s. it's been the hottest year ever with major atlantic hurricanes showing up further to the east and to the climate scientists have long predicted as the climate warms extreme weather although the
debt collectors harass customers at one of america's biggest banks using on scene threats, racist taunts. brian ross confronts the bank's chairman. >>> political theater. stephen colbert on capitol hill to highlight a serious issue. but did it serve his cause? >>> hostage drama. robbers kidnap a florida bank teller, strap a bomb to his chest, then use him as a weapon to get the money. >>> vintage baseball. the only video of what may be the greatest game ever played, socked away for 50 years in bing crosby's wine cellar. >>> and children's crusader. our troubled schools need a super hero, and we found one. he's our "person of the week." >>> good evening. the phone calls were ugly and harrowing. they came early in the morning, late at night, over and over again. in these tough times, it may be no surprise that debt collectors calls are the country's top consumer complaint, but these one crossed all boundaries of decency. racist, pornographic, even targeting someone who owed nothing. tonight, our investigation has found the callers behind these vile shakedowns were hired by a company
, but the evacuation means fewer customers this labor day weekend. >> it's going to put a hurting on us. >> reporter: there is a feeling here of relief that no one was hurt and that everyone will here will bounce back quickly. david? >> steve osunsami. >>> the national hurricane center is tracking earl as we move into this holiday weekend. and so we turn to bill read again tonight, the head of the national hurricane center. bill, where is earl right now and how long before we're out of the woods on this? >> right now, earl is south of new england and moving northeast at over 20 miles an hour. it will speed up overnight, come just south of nantucket and cape cod, and then move off into the canadian maritimes during the day on saturday. so, after people get up saturday morning, the skies are going to start clearing. >> that is the good news. you told me earlier that you have your eye on several systems already in the pipeline. >> this is the wave that with us gaston. another wave that came off of africa yesterday. these are ones that we are watching for potential development. and you can see the cluse
said to be targeting a number of countries including the usa. and for it part, the u.s. has ramped up missile strikes over militant training grounds in pakistan. we have two reports on all of this tonight from our senior team, beginning right here with chief investigative correspondent brian ross. brian? >> reporter: diane, what's behind all this is what a senior u.s. and european officials tell us is a credible threat of a major coordinated series of attacks in britain, france and possibly the u.s. the official said no specific time or place was known, but that the plan -- involving commando like attacks against economic targets in europe -- had been detected after the capture this summer of a radicalized german muslim who reportedly had been training with teams of others in pakistan for the attacks. now a worldwide manhunt is underway. among those being sought are a group of other radicalized germans who have been training at terror camps in pakistan, producing videos in german to gain more recruits. german officials say some of the recruits actually came from the same mosque in ham
on what works and what doesn't. >>> and, climb every mountain. someone who shows us all how to win at life -- every single day. it's the american heart. >>> good evening. and it is right there behind me, the u.s. capitol. and 48 days now until the november congressional elections, which is shaping up to be a lively and crack ming political showdown. last night, tea party candidates scored huge wins in several states, up ending the predictions, and this morning, the democrats are marshaling forces. and on the republican side, karl rove is expressing surprise. jon karl is here tonight. good evening, jon. >> reporter: diane, the republican leadership is just stunned by what happened last night in delaware, and now they are scrambling to get control of a movement that seems to be taking over their party. >> you betcha. >> reporter: republican leaders had called her a fraud, a liar and unelectable. but now they have to call christine o'donnell republican nominee for senate. >> i didn't count on the establishment to win the primary. i'm not counting on them to win the general. i'm counting on th
residents there head home. to see what's left of their neighborhood. neal karlinsky tells us how investigators are looking at the age of the pipes and piecing together the clues. he's in san bruno again this evening for us, good evening, neal. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the natural gas pipe that leveled this neighborhood was packed up and trucked out by the ntsb today as their most critical piece of evidence, even as neighbors just down the street are finally returning home. >> what the [ bleep ] happened? >> reporter: the people who live on the street where this incredible home video was taken are still nervous, and the sight of pg&e workers using electronic sniffers to check for more leaks under their street isn't helping. >> i feel secure, but she's not. she's scared. she keeps telling me, "i don't wanna come home, mom, i don't wanna go home." >> reporter: investigators so far have two areas of concern as they examined the pipe which was first installed in 1956. first, that it has a long seam where it was welded together and may have been susceptible to corrosion. but t
disabled daughter. and now, he says, he learned something for all of us. >>> good evening. think of it as a one, two, three political punch. exactly six weeks to go until the november election, and three of the most famous names in america are heading out to fight for their candidates. first lady michelle obama, now joining former president bill clinton and former alaska governor sarah palin, as the power hitters on the campaign trail. and the president, well, today, we learned that as the elections loom, he is going to shake up and rebuild his economic team. more on that in a minute. but we'll begin with our senior political correspondent jon karl. jon? >> reporter: diane, today we learned that the president's top economic adviser will leave after the midterm elections. this is the third member of the president's economic team to go. and this, we learn on a day that the white house also announced that the first lady is about to hit the campaign trail. the white house calls her the closer. and with time running out for congressional democrats, they're sending her in. the first la
: and by the president, the night before mother's day. >> this is a tough holiday for rahm emanuel because he's not used to saying the word "day" after "mother." >> reporter: two years ago, the president pressured emanuel to become his chief of staff, thinking emanuel's experience as a member of congress and former political director for the clinton white house would be indispensible for the president's ambitions agenda. a job he said he would do for at least two years. >> reporter: are you here until the end of 2010 for sure? >> yes. >> reporter: beyond? >> mind if i talk to my wife first about it? >> reporter: but he made no secret of his desire to head to the city with big shoulders. >> one day, i would like to run for mayor of the city of chicago. that's always been an aspiration of mine even when i was in the house of representatives. >> reporter: so from almost the very moment chicago mayor richard daley announced he would not seek re-election, emanuel and the president began talking about his departure. white house officials praised emanuel today for successfully strategizing for and pushing thro
. >> reporter: finally secretary gates did just that. the warnings flew in from afghanistan, where the u.s. commander told our martha raddatz that while he supports first amendment rights, this -- >> could nonetheless endanger the lives of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of follow citizens who are deployed around the world. >> reporter: where there was fiery reaction. in pakistan, they burned flags, and effigies of pastor jones. across the border in afghanistan, more flag burns and protesters chanted "death to the christians." insurgents there are circulating leaflets calling on muslims to raise your voices and fight together. iraq's president warned the burning would encourage more violence. and to hend that off, even donald trump stepped in to buy stake in the islamic cultural center. but late tonight there is great uncertainty about what was promised and who is to be believed. and diane, there is yet another twist here. just a few moments ago, pastor jones came out here, telling us he'd be lied to. that he was guaranteed the cultural center would be moved. that appears not to b
of 4-in one year. >> people that used to be solidly middle class who are now looking over that cliff into the abyss. >> reporter: the government puts the poverty line at just under $22,000 a year for a family of four. today, we learned with the recession stealing jobs, the number of americans without health insurance has climbed to nearly 51 million. 4.4 million in just a year. and today, the rescue mission in los angeles told us they're seeing it. tents set up for families in the back of their chapel. this is one of those tents. a family of four will sleep here at night. the number has multiplied from a half dozen a year ago to nearly 60 today. more than one-third of those in poverty are children. we could not forget that video -- the high schoolers in california -- the faces behind this new report. >> we're like, four months behind rent. and just -- i have my brothers, we might be homeless pretty soon. >> reporter: we have followed chris schultz since that video. his father was out of work. his mother, a teacher's assistant, barely making the rent. and their refrigerator -- pretty
explores the way kids are using cough medicine to get high. >>> and, what a special delivery. a baby girl, just born to one of the trapped miners in chile. the name they gave her says so much. >>> good evening. for for 410 days, a 32-year-old american woman was imprisoned in iran. a hiker charged as a spy while her mother, nora, waited and prayed. well, tonight, sarah shourd is coming home, free. amid questions about her health, and the fate of the young americans left behind. one of them, her fiance. our jim sciutto has traveled to iran eight times and he's been following the story from the start. jim? >> reporter: well, diane, her detention became a powerful symbol of the wider standoff between the u.s. and iran, and after several false starts and doubts up to the very last minute, she finally has her freedom. for sarah shourd, 14 months behind bars ended with a joyful reunion with her mother. earlier, she left the tehran prison where she had been held in solitary con foinment for the spotlight and a fright to the persian gulf nation of oman. >> i'm very humbled, the more i learn about
really might have happened. >>> good evening. since 9/11, all of us in america have lived with the prospect of another terrorist attack. and today, top counterterrorism officials appear before congress with a warning. they said the danger is as grave as it has been since september 11th, nine years ago, and they said al qaeda has new ways of recruiting people inside this country. pierre thomas followed all the testimony today and joins us now. >> reporter: diane, we watched what these intelligence officials have to say very closely. and i can tell you, their tone today was especially stark. >> the past year has noted the most significant developments in terrorism since 9/11. >> reporter: in the last 18 months or so, at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> that's an astoundingly high number. >> we have seen a dramatic spike. do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate that we assume it is not an aberration. >> reporter: the washiwarning w blunt. the threat from within here at home is grow
certainty. >> reporte >> they would have us borrow $700 billion over the next ten years to give a tax cut of about $100,000, each, to folks who are already millionaires. >> reporter: the president has been going after john boehner for days now. >> the republican who thinks he's going to take over as speaker -- i'm just saying, that's his opinion. he's entitled to his opinion. >> reporter: today, the president mentioned him by name eight times. >> mr. boehner. >> reporter: he's trying to make boehner his defake coe republican opponent. seizing on a speech boehner gave just over two weeks ago. >> there were no new ideas. there was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decade that they were in power. >> reporter: and diane, president obama was full of praise for some republicans today, reagan, eisenhower, lincoln. all of whom are dead. he called those great leaders, and suggested the current crop of republicans is not. diane? >> well, thank you, jake. and as you just told us, the white house does argue that this is the choice. either america borrows $700 billion or in
the koran, tonight the protesters and the american general who says it puts us at risk. martha raddatz is overseas. >>> the governor now explains her claims of beheadings in the desert. >>> who was listening in on william and harry? >>> the beckhams and the american heart. >>> the nurse, her patient and what she never could have predicted when she walked into that room. >>> good evening. in a sign of just how high the stakes are when it comes to creating jobs and political survival, the commander in chief on this labor day became campaigner in chief. traveling to wisconsin to sell his new plan to create jobs, and there are two groups counting on him, the 15 million americans unemployed and democrats in congress. some of whom fear they'll be unemployed if the president doesn't help. republicans are pouncing on the president's newest proposals and our jon karl is at the white house. here we go. >> reporter: democrats in congress have been practically begging the president to get out and talk more about the economy. with the campaign now in full swing, that's exactly what he's doing. talk
-week vacation and drive back to maryland tonight. >> rented a big house and they kicked us out this morning. >> reporter: a group of friends who planned to spend the week in this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> reporter: 18 hours? >> yes, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. >> reporter: the storm is fearsome and still forecast to but state officials worry it >> there have been times when people have sworn to us it's not going to touch us and within three hours it's right on top of us. bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents to have an evacuation plan ready to go if the orders are called for. >> reporter: fema says residents from north carolina to maine should look out for storm surge. a moving wall of water that could do terrible things to low-lying areas, highlighted here in blue. this is cape cod. in the path of earl, and home to
this weekend. 64 people on board. lisa stark tells us how the skill of the pilot made all the difference. lisa. >> reporter: diane, before we get to that pilot, let me tell you something we just learned about this aircraft. this model of plane has had previous landing gear failures. in fact, the faa this summer issued a safety directive warning the landing gear doors could jam. it's not known yet if that's what happened here. this was the scene in the passenger cabin. >> heads down, stay down. heads down, stay down. >> reporter: chase benzenberg, who shot this video, said some were praying, others crying. >> the lady in front of me, i see her get teary and she reaches for her husband's hand next to me. >> reporter: the plane needed to land, but the right wheels remained stubbornly up. captain jack conroyd jr., a former navy pilot, and first officer larkin newby calmly called controllers for help. >> our preference would be to proceed over to jfk and execute an emergency landing over there. >> brace for impact. >> reporter: here was the danger. a mistake and the plane could skid out of control,
does this mean for the u.s. attempt to curb iran's nuclear ambitions? jake tapper was following all this drama today. good evening, jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, ahmadinejad made comments promoting conspiracy theories about 9/11, and a white house source tells abc news president obama found those theories deeply offensive, and all the more inappropriate to have been made so close to where the world trade center once stood. in his speech to the united nations today, the president underlined that he wants to end the conflict with iran through peaceful means. >> the united states and the international community seek a resolution to our differences with iran. and the door remains open to diplomacy, should iran choose to walk through it. >> reporter: but just a few hours later, the iranian president seemed to slam that door shut. president ahmadinejad questioned the facts about the 9/11 attacks, referring to a coverup. he said most people believe that "some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy, and to save t
in the past. is it fair and do voters care? our senior political correspondent john karl is with us now. john. >> reporter: diane, one thing all that attention has done, fair or not, is helped christine o'donnell raise some serious cash. her campaign has pulled in nearly $2 million in just six days, giving her more than twice as much money as her democratic opponent. >> you betcha! >> reporter: in the six days since christine o'donnell rocked the political world, she's had to repeatedly respond to words she herself uttered, most of them years ago. the latest courtesy of comedian bill maher, who dug up a clip from 1999 on his old show "politically incorrect," where o'donnell says she "dabbled in witchcraft." >> one of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and i didn't know it. i mean, there's a little blood there and stuff like that. that witchcraft comment on bill maher, i was in high school. how many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school? but no, there's been no witchcraft since. if there was, karl rove would be a supporter now. >> reporter: he's not. he
square were lucky shahzad was incompetent. used the wrong bomb making material and faulty detonators. today we learned he was to set off another bomb if he got away with the first one but don't know where. >> pierre thomas, thank you for reporting tonight. >>> we just got a fascinating new portrait of who we are in america, how we've changed our daily lives in this recession, everything from marriage to moving. numbers from the census bureau and stories behind them from sharon a sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: the american dream of a home and family to fill it, just one of the casualties of the recession. the number of married couples, now at a record low. and more young people say they're now putting off marriage until they feel more financially secure. >> i put off my wedding because i was laid off twice in one year. >> reporter: setting off a chain reaction with far reaching implications. single people are less likely to buy homes, to have kids, to save. >> i think it may take many years for children and families to really recover from this. >> reporter: and remember a decade ago, wh
't listen. in afghanistan, general david petraeus warned that jones's actions could endanger u.s. troops. >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy very likely. we've already seen a demonstration here in kabul just at the rumor that this event could take place. >> we understand that those concerns are valid. but the question that we have is, if we don't do it, when do we stop backing down? >> reporter: but even those christian leaders from the vatican to the southern baptists to evangelical leaders have condemned jones, he believes. christians sometimes ask what would jesus do. do you really this that jesus christ, if he were here today, would say, pastor, go burn that holy book. >> absolutely. >> reporter: he would say that? >> absolutely. >> reporter: now, despite the controversy, diane, pastor jones says he does have support among americans. he claims he's been sent more than 200 korans to burn here. >> well, terry, you talked about those in the community, the christian community, trying to appeal to him to stop. is there anybody else, do you think, who would get to him? >> reporter: well,
, and linsey davis has been on cape cod to tell us how they're preparing. >> reporter: good evening, diane. what a beautiful day it's been here today. and that's exactly while officials are essentially saying to people on cape cod, look, if you plan on leaving any time soon, today is the day to do it. the concern is that the weather and water conditions will only continue to go downhill. now, we got a chance to get out on the water today, and that's where you can really start to see earl's effects. normally, we're talking about two to four-foot waves. right now, they're almost twice that and expecting at least 20-foot waves by tomorrow night. many tourists hit the beach today, but they were not allowed to go swimming if they were on the ocean side of the beach. all of the beaches expected to be closed tomorrow. and diane, the fear is that the water will simply be too rough and dangerous. >> okay, linsey, thanks to you. we'll let you know at the end of the broadcast the very latest, at that moment. >>> we turn now, though, to the gulf of mexico. and an incredible sense of deja vu. an oil pl
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